Summer Art Institute

Summer Art Institute: From the Heart — Storytelling and the Arts

July 22 – 26, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Discover the power of stories – a central element of human experience, how we explain and make sense of the world.  We will explore the art of print-making and book-making to create visual stories and dip into storytelling in the performing arts. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, with some wonderful guest presenters, including Maryhill’s Curator of Art, Steve Grafe, and Education Curator Louise Palermo. We will have a program with Oregon Shadow Theatrea painting workshop by Ellen Taylor (Cayuse-Umatilla-Walla Walla of Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) and a relief printing workshop with Northwest artist and printmaker Erik Sandgren. Extracurricular activities include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

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Cost: Cost: $195 members / $215 non-members; to register call 509 773-3733 or email

Continuing Education Clock hours will be available at no additional cost through Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Three (3) credit hours will be available through Antioch University Seattle for an additional charge of $150.

Scholarship(s) are available through the Janet P. Swartz and Harriet G. Langfeldt Summer Art Institute Scholarship Fund. To learn more or apply, please contact

To Register: Please call 509 773-3733 ext. 20